Cultural Properties Tax Credit

HPD invites you to watch our new video about preservation tax credits and how we plan to improve them this year. The legislature will consider a proposal this winter to increase the credit and make it entirely refundable to the owners of historic homes and buildings for the first time in its 31-year history. The state credit has been a cornerstone in revitalizing historic neighborhoods for decades and now stands to take the stage as a major economic player.

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Dave Campbell, photo by Harvey Kaplan

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (posted 1/13/2016)

Notice is hereby given that the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), in conjunction with the Secretary of the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), is proposing to repeal 4.51.5 NMAC and replace it with a new rule, 4.10.19 NMAC. DCA is promulgating the proposed rule pursuant to Section 18-6-8 NMSA 1978. The proposed rule sets forth requirements for accessing the statewide historic and prehistoric databases and an archive maintained by the Historic Preservation Division (HPD) and establishes fees to cover the costs of using the databases and archives.

SHPO Notice »
Draft Rule »

Preservation Survey closes in February

We would like to hear what you think about historic preservation in New Mexico—what’s working, what isn’t and how to improve it. Click here to take the survey that will help plan how to best preserve New Mexico cultural heritage over the next five years. The survey closes on February 29.

Our Mission

The New Mexico Historic Preservation Division identifies and protects New Mexico's cultural resources, including its archaeological sites, architectural and engineering achievements, cultural landscapes and diverse heritage. We help communities identify, evaluate, preserve, and revitalize their historic, archaeological, and cultural resources.

Preservation happens locally. It is site specific—your building, your block, your town, your landscape. It is built on partnerships. Our  website provides easy access to the information you need to help preserve New Mexico's diverse cultural heritage, encourage community revitalization through re-use of existing buildings and enhance heritage tourism opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Feb.

February 10, 2016
Publications being nominated for a 2016 Heritage Preservation Award are due.
Deliver two copies of the publication to HPD for consideration by three review committees.
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Feb.

February 12, 2016
Cultural Properties Review Committee, 1 p.m.
Bataan Memorial Building, Old Senate Chambers Room, 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM
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Mar.

March 11, 2016
Applications for General Permits and SHPO Director Applications to be considered at the April 8 CPRC meeting are due
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Mar.

March 14, 2016
Heritage Preservation Award nominations and Event Forms are due.
email award nominations to tom.drake@state.nm.us; event forms to vtjacobson.com
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Mar.

March 18, 2016
Applications for Project Specific Permits to be considered at the April 8 CPRC meeting are due.
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Apr.

April 8, 2016
Cultural Properties Review Committee meeting, 1 p.m.
TBA
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May.

May 1, 2016
Heritage Preservation Month begins.
Statewide. Awards ceremony will be held in Santa Fe
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May.

May 7, 2016
New Mexico Archaeology Fair, 10 A.M.-3 P.M.
Dripping Springs Natural Area, Organ Mountains, 10 miles east of Las Cruces
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May.

May 13, 2016
Applications for General Permits and SHPO Director Applications to be considered at the June 10 CPRC meeting are due
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May.

May 13, 2016
Heritage Preservation Awards, 2 p.m.
Scottish Rite Temple, 462 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe
more info »

May.

May 20, 2016
Applications for Project Specific Permits to be considered at the June 10 CPRC meeting are due.
more info »

Jun.

June 10, 2016
Cultural Properties Review Committee meeting, 1 p.m.
TBA
more info »

Jun.

June 21, 2016
A Century of Design in the Parks - 3-day symposium
Drury Plaza Hotel, 828 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe
more info »

Jul.

July 8, 2016
Applications for General Permits and SHPO Director Applications to be considered at the August 5 CPRC meeting are due
more info »

Jul.

July 15, 2016
Applications for Project Specific Permits to be considered at the August 5 CPRC meeting are due.
more info »